OK given to unlock Sor Por Kor land. As expected, the cabinet yesterday said the powerful Section 44 of the interim charter should be invoked to unlock the use of Sor Por Kor agricultural land for three areas of business: petroleum, renewable energy and mining. But the focus of Section 44 will mainly apply to […]

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AH AH expects 2H17 performance to benefit from auto sales recovery. It expects 2017 revenue to grow 5% YoY. The company expects to finalize on its overseas partnership within this year. (Kao Hoon, 23 /6/17) Comment: How is 5% revenue growth a recovery? Domestic automotive sales are still far below the peak in 2012 and […]

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AJ AJ is expected to perform better YoY in 2Q17 supported by strong sales volume. The company is looking to expand its domestic business as well as go overseas especially in South Asia (South Korea and Japan). It is also emphasizing new models that can give improved margin to support performance in 3Q17. Management expects […]

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BTS BTS expects EBITDA margin for the Pink and Yellow Lines to increase to 64-69% in its final year and passenger numbers to grow 4.5-5.2% on average. (Thun Hoon, 21/6/17) CBG CBG is in talks with 3-4 retail operators in the UK to expand its business overseas. It expects to finalize the deal with 2-3 […]

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Notable Transactions Buy(s) THB 84.6 mn S&P – Looks like the owners bought a block off the market Sell(s) THB 408 mn NETBAY – A huge sale by the founder, that’s 9% of outstanding shares PJW – Looks like the Vice Chairman wasn’t going to wait for the supposed expansion and new customers that management […]

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Worst performers so far have been Healthcare and personal products. High valuations do tend to have that impact… then again the healthcare issue seems to be 1) no new diseases that have made people rush to the hospitals 2) drop in ME patients 3) SSO impact. A little hurray must be said for the automotive […]

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AAV AAV reported strong ticket presales for 3Q17. The company is increasing its flight routes to boost sales. It expects to add four more routes in 2H17 which will push up passenger numbers to over 19.5mn and support 16% revenue growth YoY. (Thun Hoon, 20/6/17) ADVANC ADVANC will sign 2100 MHz with TOT this year […]

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AOT AOT is confident it will have revenue growth of 8%, driven by more flights and tourist arrivals. It targets tourist arrivals of 180mn within 10 years. (Khao Hoon, 19/6/17) Comment: And this will mainly be driven by China BTS BTS with STEC and RATCH will sign the contracts for the Pink and Yellow lines […]

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For SET50 – Market capitalisation is Bt10 trillion or 65% of the SET’s total market cap as at end-May 2017 Additions: BJC, BPP, EA, MTLS, RATCH, SCCC, TISCO Deletions: BA, BCP, CENTEL, CK, PTG, THAI, WHA Reserve list: BCP, CENTEL, CK, SAWAD, WHA For SET100 – Market capitalisation is Bt12 trillion or 75% of the […]

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Thai economy not going to grow rapidly. ASEAN +3 Macroeconomic Research Office (AMRO) said the Thai economy is not going to grow rapidly since private investment has not recovered. Household debt and SME NPLs continue to rise, pressuring GDP growth down. (Thai Post, 13/6/17) Package to promote SEZ to be proposed to cabinet on June […]

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